Photo of Carlisle Town Hall. Photo of Carlisle Town Hall.

Built with pink sandstone and home to a daunting castle, Carlisle hovered restlessly on the border between England and Scotland for centuries. Cumbria’s only city, Carlisle is a pleasant place to visit, with heritage, history and a charming Victorian Market Hall to explore.

Getting to Carlisle

“The station is wheelchair accessible and has level access,” at Carlisle’s train station which has been rated 4-star on Euan’s Guide. If you’d prefer to travel by bus around the region, Stagecoach provides transport across Cumbria and North Lancashire. One passenger enjoyed their journey saying: “All buses have a fold down ramp which is put in place by the driver. The drivers are very helpful.”

Accommodation with disabled access

There are many unusual and unique places to stay around Cumbria, but if you’re looking for somewhere convenient and central while visiting Carlisle, one wheelchair user has recommended Premier Inn, Carlisle Central on Euan’s Guide. “There are three disabled rooms, two with a bath and one with a wet floor shower, which is in the anne

Visit Old Tullie House

Photo of Tullie House.

While in Carlisle, check out Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and don’t miss the audio-visual ceiling display in the Wildlife of Eden valley! The museum is housed in the Jacobean ‘Old Tullie House’ and exhibits everything from fine art to human history and science. One visitor wrote about their experience and said there was, “dedicated disabled access with automatic doors” and “lifts to lower and upper floors.”

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Last Updated - January 2018